Elite Traveler July-August 2018

65 elite traveler JULY/AUG 2018


Bright lights, big city. As you gaze from the 39th floor, seemingly all of New York City lies before you; the incomparable views of Central Park and the Upper West Side stretch for miles. You can even enjoy the city skyline from your deep soaking tub. The sophisticated suite is filled with gold and silver design details, including delicate wallpaper, bespoke furniture and a spectacular silver-leaf dining table illuminated by a Murano glass chandelier. Children will love the twin-bed second bedroom and the hotel’s engaging programming, such as the cookies-and-milk turndown service. Renting out the entire 39th floor allows you to take all six bedrooms and create your own penthouse palace, accessed by a white-gloved elevator operator. From$20,000 per night. Contact Michael Schneider, sales director, michael.schneider@ tajhotels.com, +1 212 838 8000, tajhotels.com

GRAND ROYAL SUITE MANDARIN ORIENTAL BANGKOK, BANGKOK Step back in time in the Grand Royal Suite, located in Thailand’s first luxury hotel: The Oriental, built in 1876. Now a wing in the Mandarin Oriental, it retains the gracious charm of the era. The suite comprises the Ambassador Suite and the Royal Suite, as well as three additional bedrooms. A soothing palette of green and white evoke the peaceful riverside location, while rooms decorated in purple and gray pay homage to the hotel’s prestigious history. The star of the suite is the Victorian-inspired glass conservatory. The light-flooded space decorated with intricate white panels and marble floors has views of the Chao Phraya River and stately gardens; you’ll forget that you are in the middle of bustling Bangkok. From$6,600 per night. Contact Greg Liddell, general manager, mobkk-reservations@mohg. com, +66 265 990 00, mandarinoriental.com


Situated on Vienna’s historic Ringstrasse, considered by many to be the world’s most beautiful boulevard, the Presidential Suite is an unexpectedly verdant oasis. A focal point of the expansive living room is a living wall with plants cascading from the ceiling, and there is also a well-appointed lounge and dining roomwith multiple seating areas and an office. The elegant black-and-white decor continues to the master bedroom and opulent marble bathroom. The suite’s size — it’s the largest in the city —makes it well suited for entertaining. And with a prime location near the State Opera, Parliament, Imperial Palace andMuseum of Fine Arts, it’s a perfect home for a cultural excursion. From$9,500 per night. Contact Sonja Orth, reservations manager, sonja.orth@kempinski.com, +43 123 610 008 042, kempinski.com

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